Want to become more proficient and accurate? Seeking formal instruction?  New to firearms and not sure how to operate or handle your new gun?

Learn from someone with the professional knowledge, skill and experience to teach you what you need to know. instructor bio

Firearms Instruction Courses are facilitated by a professional trainer for firearm and handgun owners in Pennsylvania including the greater Lehigh Valley, Allentown, & Reading – Berks, PA areas.   Experienced and new gun owners will find professional instruction vastly increases knowledge, awareness, skill & confidence. 

“I wanted to thank you for the lesson you conducted today. I’m a college professor and have taught at various levels of education over the years and you’re an excellent instructor. You’re very patient and you made me feel very much at ease. Much appreciated.”  -John D., Lehigh Co, PA

“Your knowledge, awareness, and patience are far beyond what I ever could have imagined…I learned more today than I did in 6 years of National Guard time.  Thank you! ”  -R., Northampton County, PA

“We just wanted to let you know how much we appreciated the private lesson you provided for us.   As inexperienced handlers of a pistol, we needed lots of information and explanations.  You provided both in spades.  Your patience and willingness to repeat items was appreciated.  We had no idea how much there was to learn and your expertise was apparent.  We would recommend your class for anyone, even those who have pistol handling experience.”- The Millers, via email

“Awesome lesson….”  Dr. J.S., NEPA, via email

“A friendly, knowledgeable, professional, patient instructor. Thank you Adam for teaching us how to safely operate our handguns. ” – David C, via facebook

Allentown Handgun
firearms training

Private Instruction:

Professional firearms instruction dedicated solely to you in a relaxed environment with open dialogue.

Available for responsible Citizens, Military and Law Enforcement seeking to enhance their basic skills, increase proficiency for home defense, self-defense, service and concealed carry.

  • Personalized one on one instruction
  • Tailored curriculum
  • Q & A on gear, ammunition, holsters, sights, accessories & resources
  • Coaching on firearms cleaning
  • Consult with a trained firearms and use of force instructor
  • Comfortable & Confidential dialogue


  • Safety: Rules & Reasons
  • Handgun Parts & Operation
  • Ammunition & Firing Sequence
  • Handling & Range Etiquette
  • Fundamentals
  • Loading, Unloading & Reloading
  • Common Errors
  • Shooting Accurately
  • Malfunctions & “Jams”
  • Introduction to Defensive Shooting
  • Q&A on gear & accessories
  • Maintaining & Improving Skills
  • Handouts on Pennsylvania License to Carry and applicable laws

Location:   Topton Fish & Game Association OR your venue

Required Gear:

  • Firearm
  • 150+ rounds ammunition
  • eye & ear protection
  • baseball style hat with brim
  • closed toe shoes
  • weather appropriate apparel
  • water, etc.
  • Firearms & gear available for use

Length: 4.0- 4.5hrs


  • 1-3 people: $250*

  • 4-6 people: $350*

  • *2 or more add $10 range fee per person

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    NRA Home Firearms Safety CoursePrivate firearms InstructionNRA Basic Pistol CourseNRA FIRST Steps Pistol Course 

    Basic gun considerations for unsupervised children: NRA Eddie Eagle .  Youth firearm instruction available – Please contact the office

    The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course is a blended training course, which means a portion of the course (Phase 1) is conducted in an online environment, that can be completed on your own time. Upon successfully completing the online exam, students will be required to register for the instructor-led training portion (Phase 2), which is to be conducted at your local range with an NRA Certified Instructor. You must successfully complete Phase 1 and Phase 2 in order to receive your NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course certificate.

    NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course

    Description: Learn the basics for knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely.

    This course length is at least 8-hours long and includes classroom and range time for learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. Students will learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest position, and two-handed standing positions; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development.

    Students receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet. In addition, students are expected to take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination. Upon completion of the course and examination, receive a certificate of completion.

    NRA FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation

    Description: Learn firearms instruction, responsibility, and safety training. This course is the NRA’s response to the American public’s need for a firearm orientation program for new purchasers.

    The course is at least three hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot a specific pistol action type. NRA FIRST Steps Pistol is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to one specific pistol action type for classes of four or fewer students. Students will learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; the particular pistol model parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development.

    Students will receive the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, and upon completion of the course the FIRST Steps Course completion certificate.
    NRA Home Firearm Safety Course

    Description: This is a non-shooting course; students learn the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of firearms and ammunition in the home.

    The course is four-hours in length for safe gun handling; conducted in the classroom only. Students are taught NRA’s three rules for safe gun handling; primary causes of firearms accidents; firearm parts; how to unload certain action types; ammunition components; cleaning; care; safe storage of firearms in the home; and the benefits of becoming an active participant in the shooting sports.

    Students receive the NRA Home Firearm Safety handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, and upon course completion, certificate of completion certificate.